Today I am going to share my top 3 choices for relaxing when I'm anxious, I hope you enjoy them!
1. MeditationAbout 6-8 months ago I discovered the power of Meditation, and boy do I love it! Not only does this help you focus on your breathing and train you to breathe in ways you didn't realize possible, it also helps you open up your mind to the new thought process, your imagination and a creativity within your brain you didn't even know existed. When I'm feeling totally overwhelmed and at my wits-end, I sit down in my favorite, quiet spot (my bedroom) and close my eyes. I breathe deeply in through my nose and out through my mouth giving my body a chance to release some energy. I just keep doing this until my body is totally calm. Now, there are two ways you can meditate that I use and that is a Guided Meditation, which you can find on YouTube or, you can just find a way that suits you (I use a guide.)
2. YogaNow I'm no expert in the area of yoga but I have tried it. Yoga is a great way to help you relax by breathing and stretching out all your muscles. This is also a wonderful technique because you aren't only exercising, you're also giving yourself the ability to release tension and open up your mind to positivity. This is so important and I might just practice this more often!
3. Classical MusicI am a HUGE fan of classical music. It is so soothing, relaxing and just simply incredible. The sound of all the instruments working together in a very synchronized way is just beautiful. It lifts my spirits immediately and helps my brain turn on. When I play an artist in the classical world I'm never disappointed. It has gotten me through some tough times in my life, surprisingly enough. I actually use it to help me sleep sometimes because it reminds me of those lullabies my mom would play when I was a young girl and scared.
Are there any special techniques of routines you have or use to calm down? I'd love to hear them and of course, try them! Share them down below or on my Facebook page: Confidence First
Thanks for reading this, I hope they help!
This post was written and submitted by Shelbs Nixon the CEO of Confidence First like her page to learn more about mental health and how to handle anxiety and depression. You can also read from her blog at ConfidenceFirst.wordpress.com